Black Children and the Achievement Gap Myth

About the Course

For the past four decades, education as a system has focused on the perceived racial achievement gap in math reading, and science. In that time we have seen shifts but no real closure in this suggested gap. It is possible that what we are naming a gap in student success in these core areas that may be attributed to something else?

Learning Objectives

Participants will evaluate the consequences of using the term “achievement gap”
Participants will understand the benefits of strengths-based culturally sustainable pedagogical strategies
Participants will reflect on the ways social workers can support and guide student-centered approaches to building-wide student success strategies in significant ways